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Waterloo (I) (1970)

G  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  29 October 1970 (Italy)
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Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.

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Rupert Davies ...
Gordon
Philippe Forquet ...
La Bedoyere
Gianni Garko ...
Drouot
Ivo Garrani ...
Marshal Soult
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De Lancey
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Colonel Sir William Ponsonby
Sergo Zakariadze ...
Blucher (as Serghej Zakhariadze)
Terence Alexander ...
Lord Uxbridge
Andrea Checchi ...
Sauret
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Storyline

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but has never faced Napoleon. Wellington stands between Napoleon with a makeshift Anglo-Allied army and the Prussians. A Napoleon victory will plunge Europe back into a long term war. An allied victory could bring long term peace to Europe. The two meet at Waterloo where the fate of Europe will be decided. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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One incredible afternoon Napoleon met Wellington . . . at Waterloo. See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Release Date:

29 October 1970 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Vaterlo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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| (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was a commercial failure at the theatrical box-office in 1970. Producer Dino De Laurentiis blamed the film's poor performance on the picture's lack of stars. See more »

Goofs

When the British return fire to the initial French cannonade with their cannons, the cannon on the extreme right moves backwards after a substantial amount of time has elapsed after it has fired, probably being pulled back by someone off screen, though this "effect" is not used in the following artillery scenes. See more »

Quotes

William De Lancey: He's commiting Reille's Division now sir, he intends to turn us, on the Right!
Duke of Wellington: What the master does and what he intends are as different as white knight to black bishop.
William De Lancey: We could quickly move the 95th down sire
Duke of Wellington: I do not intend to run around like a wet hen! There'll be plenty of time sir.
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Remake of Waterloo (1929) See more »

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Waterloo released in the UK on DVD
6 February 2002 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I understand that Waterloo has been released in the UK on DVD without the extra footage, just the same as on the VHS version, but not in the USA, (Our DVD players will not play it.

I have the soundtrack on 33 /3 LP, the march "La Vielle Garde" in English "The Old Guard" or "March of the Guard" is featured, very beautiful album. Also the famous drumbeat of the Napoleonic army "passe de charge"

This film portrays the battle as accurately as any film ever has and there will never be another made like it, no computer troops were used, if you see 10 thousand soldiers they were actually there...Bondarchuk has the whole Russian army at his disposal as it was partly a Soviet Mosfilm production.


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